The pony I ride Flash is very very round (He has draft in him) and his saddle tends to slide around his back a lot even though the girth is really tight. I've been told getting a half pad will help with this but I thought they were for horses with more withers than my pony has (practicaly none) like TB's. I'm considering buying one but I want to know if it will help. If you think it will help can you suggest some halfpads that might work on my pony and that aren't too expensive?
Thanks for responding! No I haven't has his saddle properly checked but he isn't my pony I just ride him in lessons. I feel that the saddle fits and he has had it since I've known him which is like 3 years I think the saddlesslides sometimes because Flash is just such a fat little guy. I will be on the look out for that kind of half pad if I decide to get one.
Agreed. A half pad won't do much of anything. We have a appy mare with NO withers who is very very round.She was kinda a rescue and we just ride her on trails occasionaly. My saddle fits her decently but with the no withers, fat round belly the saddle slips a little. The best thing I have found is the grip pad someone else posted and a breastplate!
Good advice guys! I don't think I will end up getting a half pad anyway but good to have some other peoples opinions on them in our situation. Just to clear things up it wasn't my trainer who suggested the half pad it was my cousin who also had been working around horse her whole life. I also just found out that another girl at my barn who ocasionally rides my pony does ride him in a halfpad so idk maybe I will put hers on him and give it a shot!